Sewer warnings on 23 Cornish beaches after heavy rains, according to Surfers against Sewage

According to Surfers Against Sewage, more than 20 beaches in Cornwall are unsafe for swimming right now due to sewage being pumped into the water.

Using data from water and sewer companies, the Cornwall-based charity campaigning for cleaner waters across the UK has revealed the worst places for pollution from Wastewater.

The charity has put 23 warnings for Cornish beaches, telling bathers not to swim in the water to avoid swimming in the sewage – and the obvious health risks associated with it.

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The warnings are placed on all beaches whose sewage has been discharged into the water in the last 48 hours.

In all 23 cases, the situation was aggravated – or caused – by heavy rains causing the use of overflow pipes.

Here is the round trip to Cornish beaches where you should avoid swimming due to sewage according to Surfers Against Sewage.

Sennen




Warning: Stormwater has been discharged from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

The beach, at one of Cornwall’s most westerly points, has an emergency sewer overflow point from the nearby Sennen Pumping Station. Often rejected after heavy rains.

Porthminster Beach, St Ives

Alert: Stormwater has been released from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

This harbor beach, just off St Ives town center, has an emergency escape hose nearby.

Carbis Bay

Alert: Stormwater has been released from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

The same beach where Prime Minister Boris Johnson took a dip at the G7 summit in June now contains sewage from a drainpipe in the mouth of the Hayle River, according to SAS.

Hayle Beach – Godrevy and Gwithian Towans



View of Godrevy Islandand Lighthouse and Gwithian Towans Beach and Sand Dunes
Godrevy Island and Gwithian Towans

Alerts: Stormwater has been discharged from a sewer overflow at this location for the past 48 hours.

At the two parts of the north end of the beach that begins at Hayle in the south, swimming is not recommended due to sewage pumped from the Red River.

Porthtowan

Alert: Stormwater has been released from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

This rocky and sandy beach may be unsuitable for swimming or swimming due to outgoing currents upstream from Porthtowan.

Holywell Bay

Alert: Stormwater has been released from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

In addition to hosting Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, and hundreds of crews from the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel, Holywell Bay also hosts sewage from a sewer overflow at the Holywell Road Pumping Station, 400 m from the beach.

Crantock

Warning: Stormwater has been discharged from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

A sewage overflow surrounding Crantock sends it directly into the River Gannel, 500m upstream from the beach.

Newquay – South Fistral and North Fistral



Fistral Beach
Fistral Beach

Warning: Stormwater has been discharged from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

Two separate pumping stations sent sewage into the water here. To the south, an emergency overflow into Pentire Headland, and to the north, another.

Mawgan Harbor

Warning: Stormwater has been discharged from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

This quieter beach north of Newquay has a sewage overflow that drains into the Menalhyl River 150m upstream, and another into a small stream north of the beach.

Polzeath

Alert: Stormwater has been released from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

The beach, near Rock and Padstow, is probably unsuitable for swimming due to sewage pumped into the water just 250m upstream.

Crackington’s paradise



Crackington's paradise
Crackington’s paradise

Alert: Stormwater has been released from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

North Cornish Beach has an outfall from St Gennys, which sends sewage into Crackington Creek 2 km upstream.

Large Bay

Warning: Stormwater has been discharged from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

About 270 m upstream from this popular beach for tourists and locals alike, there is a wastewater outlet. The sewage often drains to the waters of the beach.

Seat

Warning: Stormwater has been discharged from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

Coming to the south-east of Cornwall, Seaton also has a source of sewage nearby. An overflow pipe upstream from the Seaton River “winds” across the beach, according to SAS.

Millendreath

Alert: Stormwater has been released from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

Just northeast of Looe, Millendreath Beach has a sewer drain pipe that directs sewage to the west side of the beach.

By Sables

Warning: Stormwater has been discharged from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

This huge sandy beach has two sewer outlets that can wash away dirty materials in its waters. One 230 m upstream, at Par River, and another in the sea at Par Spit.

Pentecost

Alert: Stormwater has been released from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

An emergency sewer overflow pumps 250 m upstream into the St Austell River. According to SAS, this may mean that the water is not safe for swimming.

Falmouth – Gyllyngvase and Swanpool



Gylly Beach, Falmouth
Gylly Beach, Falmouth

Warning: Stormwater has been discharged from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

At Swanpool and Gylly beaches in Falmouth, sewage is likely present in the water after storm sewers have been active for the past few days. At Gylly Beach, an overflow 400m southwest may mean it washes out, and at Swanpool an overflow 420m east of Queen Mary Gardens may affect it.

Sands of Porthleven

Alert: Stormwater has been released from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

At Porthleven beach there are three different sewer outlets. One in the harbor itself, one east of the harbor on the rocks and another one west of town.

Perranuthnoe

Alert: Stormwater has been released from a sewer overflow at this location in the past 48 hours.

Sewage from Mounts Bay, according to SAS, could affect the quality of bathing and bathing water in Perrenuthnoe.

Long Rock, Penzance

Alert: Stormwater has been released from a sewer overflow at this location for the past 48 hours.

Sewage discharges into Pondsdale Creek, 130 upstream from Long Rock Beach, along with seven other nearby outlets are lowering water quality in the area.

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